Saturday News Roundup #98

Worth Knowing

  • Booth Brothers Contest: Thank you to all who entered in Tuesday’s contest for free seats to next week’s online Booth Brothers concert. Congratulations to the ten winners (selected by ASGM): Robert A., Stephanie S., Penelope L., Aaron Swain, Linda F., Aaron J., Katie Crutchfield, Stephen G., Eric S., and Dan Plemmons. (Full names were only given for individuals who comment online under their full name.)
  • The Browns: Browns members Nick and Jessica Trammell announced that they are expecting their first child next June. Congratulations! (Nick is Mark and LaReesa Trammell’s only child.)
  • The Kingsmen: Randy Crawford’s heart surgery was this morning. His heart valve was worse than expected, but the surgery went well, and he is recovering. Bob Sellers of the Capstone Quartet filled in for the last two weekends.

Worth Reading

  • Friday Night Revival’s Dustin Allman asks if youth’s interest in Southern Gospel is slipping. It seems the consensus is that there are quite a few talented young singers looking to make their mark in our industry, but not quite as many as (say) twenty years ago.

Worth Watching

Here is rare professionally recorded footage of Scotty Inman and Tim Duncan with Poet Voices (from their final NQC performance before the quartet configuration disbanded):

Worth Discussing

It’s open thread Saturday. You decide!


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  1. I saw the Gettys in concert last Saturday and posted a review with pictures and rare video of their band jamming after-wards. They played “Be Thou At My Vision” at my request. Check it out!

    • Whoops, sorry, “Be Thou My Vision.” (Can you tell I just woke up? I was up ’til 1:00 from a Gaither Christmas homecoming. Be watching for a review of that too.)

  2. I never really listened to the Poet Voices before…thanks for that video!

    • No problem! That final lineup was likely their best – either that or when Tony Jarman or Mike Allen were with the group (late ’90s).

  3. So happy for the winners that get to hear the Booth Brothers this week! I didn’t realize there was a contest but I’m glad for those that did and participated and won!! God bless each of you!

    Also happy Daniel shared the link to Poet Voices singing I Am Redeemed!! Takes you back a few years but what a great song by a great group of guys!!

    • It was in Tuesday’s post.

      • Thanks, Daniel!! I don’t keep up with the online community too well during the week!!

      • No problem!

  4. I saw Keith & Kristyn Getty in concert with their band last Saturday and wrote up a review for the blog. Took a bunch of pictures and even caught video of Jeff Taylor and the band afterwards, up close! They even played “Be Thou My Vision” at my request. Check it out.

  5. I saw Keith & Kristyn Getty in concert with their band last Saturday and wrote up a review for the blog. Took a bunch of pictures and even caught video of Jeff Taylor and the band afterwards, up close! They even played “Be Thou My Vision” at my request. Check it out.

    • Whoops, sorry, didn’t mean to post double.

  6. Sure enjoyed re-living tha NQC performance of Poet Voices. That group sure was awesome & that was my very favorite song they sang. Sure wish those singers could get together & do a reunion concert at the convention.

  7. Who is singing tenor in this video?

  8. Is Mr. Brock involved in the genre any longer?

  9. Yay, I noticed when I posted under the Cracker Barrel post that my name and email are “sticking” now. I don’t know if you changed something, or if either WordPress or the creator or the template did, but I am happy. 😀

    • I did move hosts. Perhaps that had something to do with it. 🙂